The Breastfeeding Code E-Book
This is an excerpt from my thoughts two years ago:
Thankfully, I met an incredible Lactation Consultant who saved me and saved breastfeeding. And I carried on for 9 months. But I wish someone had informed me about the emotional side to breastfeeding and bottle feeding. And spoke to me about the red flag or wonky moments when you're feeling the more 'negative' emotions. I will add, negative emotions aren't a bad thing. We can't live in a positive world 24/7 and the two sides can co-exist. Emotions are emotions and they tell us something. Validate them i.e. acknowledge them, is my top tip.
So, I've worked with our Infant Feeding professional - Geraldine Miskin and Julianne Boutaleb - our Consultant Perinatal Psychologist on an e-book - The Breastfeeding Code. It's picking up on the areas that I think are lacking right now when it comes to education of parents. Both contributors are pro breastfeeding, as am I, but both are pro keeping parents in the best place physically and mentally.
This e-book will encourage you to think about 'the why' behind your feeding choices (a really crucial stage to ensure you're more prepared mentally) and help decipher the emotions you may experience when things are going well and not so well during your feeding journey - for mums and dads.
Most of all, we want you to feel less alone and reassured that you're not a bad parent for feeling negative emotions alongside positive ones.